- Matt Carpenter (St. Louis Cardinals)
Matt Carpenter has quickly become one of the more consistent lead-off hitters in the MLB. His on-base percentage of .375 was good enough for best in the league (among lead-off hitters with at least 100 AB), his 99 walks were good enough for league best as well (in the same category).
A good lead-off hitter can take a team far, and a great lead-off hitter will make a team a consistent contender. The St. Louis Cardinals are certainly that. In the last four years, the Cardinals have made the playoffs with at 90 wins each year. Matt Carpenter played in three of those four years.
Every dynasty could use a great lead-off hitter. The Cardinals may have found theirs.